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Getting Organized Marie Kondo Style – One Drawer at a Time

Have you seen Tidying Up With Marie Kondo on Netflix yet? It seems like everyone I know is watching that show and posting photos of their konmari-ed drawers.

I must admit that I too have been sucked into the konmari mania and binged watched several episodes this weekend. I even went as far as to put a hold on The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up e-book at my local public library.

Let’s face it, most of us don’t have the time in our schedule to pile every article of clothing on our bed and ask each individual item if they “spark joy,” but that doesn’t mean we can’t make room in our life for a little more organization and leave a little room in our drawers while we are at it!

I have done several major purges with each move over the past 10 years (some of which have resulted in tears) but now that we are in what I like to think of as our “forever home,” I want to make sure we don’t end up on a future episode of hoarders.

Letting go of things is hard for me. I think it’s genetic…..seriously, when helping my mom work on her kitchen I had to convince her to get rid of 40 country crock containers. No, that is not an exaggeration….there were actually 40 empty margarine containers in the cabinet.

Needless to say, letting things go is something I’ve had to work on.

One of the biggest things that has helped me is thinking of others. Do I really need to keep that sweater in the back of my closet that never really fit right?How long has it been sitting there unused? Am I really going to fit into those skinny pants again? If I lose that much weight, I will just reward myself with a new pair!

Maybe they could bring some joy to someone else if I donate them to a local charity or thrift store.

Since the thought of piling all my clothes on the bed at once is overwhelming (I need a place to sleep after all), I’m starting my konmari journey one drawer at a time…with the help of Leo of course.

Obviously he’s very supportive!

The sock drawer is officially done!

Now to decide which drawer is next.

Are you obsessed with all things Marie Kondo?

 Are you folding things into tiny squares?

How do you let go of things?

The Farmer’s Market is Open!!!!!

My local farmer’s market opened today!  I have been counting down the days, waiting for fresh produce and today it finally arrived. We take the count down to opening day seriously in this house.  Two years ago M even made me a countdown calendar shaped like an ear of corn.

Our CSA share starts back up this week too!  I am so ready for 24 weeks of fresh produce.  I love the adventure of discovering what is in each weekly box and then planning our meals around what is in season.  It also doesn’t hurt that it allows me to spend considerably less time in the grocery store.

Now, for this week’s market purchases!  Greens and strawberries are the main crops in season right now and I didn’t get to the market early enough to buy strawberries but I scored this beautiful Swiss chard, some local honey, and a few plants that will eventually turn into poblano peppers and Cherokee purple tomatoes.

We are making a brisket this weekend that we bought from a local farmer and will serve it up with some roasted rosemary sweet potatoes from last fall’s CSA and sauteed chard from today’s market.  I can’t wait!

Until next time, Happy eating!